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American Gangster Soundtrack
Along Came Polly Soundtrack
You, Me and Dupree Soundtrack
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 2017 The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) (2017) ... (performer: "Masters of War")
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (performer: "Respect Yourself")
  Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2015)
- Heavy Is the Head (2015) ... (performer: "We the People" - uncredited)
- One for the Dog (2013) ... ("Be What You Are", uncredited)
- Sweet Baby (2012) ... (performer: "Respect Yourself" - uncredited)
 2015 Stonewall (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2015 Mavis! (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Take You There", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", "Uncloudy Day", "Sit Down Servant", "Help Me Jesus", "Get Ourselves Together", "I'm Just Another Soldier", "We'll Get Over", "Respect Yourself", "The Weight", "Wish I Had Answered")
 2014 Selma (performer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)")
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (2014) ... (performer: "Let's Go Home" - uncredited)
 2014 We Are Many (Documentary) (performer: "IF YOU'RE READY (COME GO WITH ME)")
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2014 Rob the Mob (performer: "City in the Sky")
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (performer: "Freedom Highway")
 2014 Love Child (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (performer: "The Weight")
 2014 New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Prince (2014) ... (performer: "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" - uncredited)
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Locked Room (2014) ... (performer: "Stand By Me")
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aon Rud Persanta (2013) ... (performer: "I'm Coming Home" - uncredited)
 2013 Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unfinished Business (2013) ... (performer: "Respect Yourself" - uncredited)
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2011 The Loving Story (Documentary) (performer: "Slow Train")
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nobody's Home/Unknown Soldier (2010) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There" - uncredited)
 2010 Secretariat (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2010 The Big C (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "I'll take you there" - uncredited)
 2008 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Lie (2008) ... (performer: "Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas")
 2007 American Gangster (performer: "I'll Take You There" (1972))
 2007 Sicko (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2007 Pride (performer: "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (performer: "Got to Be Some Changes Made")
 2006 Last Holiday (performer: "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)" - as The Staples Singers)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Help Me Jesus")
 2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 2004 Mr 3000 (performer: "Respect Yourself")
 2004 Along Came Polly (performer: "LET'S DO IT AGAIN")
 2003 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003) ... (performer: "Glory, Glory Hallelujah")
 2002 Barbershop (performer: "I'll Take You There")
  Boston Public (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Chapter Seventeen (2001) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There") / (writer: "I'll Take You There")
 1999 Edtv (performer: "This World")
 1997 A Brother's Kiss (performer: "I'll Take You There" (1972))
 1997 Private Parts (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1997 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Who's Handsome? (1997) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There" - uncredited)
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina (performer: "Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw")
 1996 Larger Than Life (performer: "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend")
 1995 Now and Then (performer: "Respect Yourself")
 1995 Casino (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1994 Crooklyn (performer: "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There")
 1990 Ode to G.I. Joe (Short) (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1986 Children of a Lesser God (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 1983 Born in Flames (performer: "I'll Take You There" - uncredited)
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (performer: "The Weight" - as The Staples)
 1975 Let's Do It Again (performer: "Let's Do It Again", "Funky Love", "A Whole Lot Of Love", "New Orleans", "I Want To Thank You", "Big Mac" - uncredited)
 1974 The Klansman (performer: "The Good Christian People")
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (performer: "Oh La De Da", "We The People", "Respect Yourself")
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (performer: "When Will We Get Paid", "Are You Sure")
 1969-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.21 (1971) ... (performer: "More Than a Hammer and a Nail", "Old-Time Religon", "When the Saints Go Marching In")
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "We'll Get Over It")
 1970 The Landlord (performer: "Brand New Day", "God Bless the Children")
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